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Paul Izzo

Good News for Disabled Individuals at the End of 2016

On December 20, 2016

The end of 2016 brings good news to disabled individuals and their advocates on two fronts: As of December 19, 2016, the two year anniversary of enactment of the federal law that authorized states to create the programs, Virginia’s ABLEnow program has gone live. The program permits eligible disabled individuals to invest up to $14,000 […]

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Paul Izzo

ABLE Act 2014

By on January 15, 2015

On December 19, 2014, the “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014” (ABLE ACT 2014) was enacted.  The purpose of the Act is to permit families to save private funds to help support some individuals with disabilities to maintain health, independence and quality of life.  To qualify for an ABLE account, an individual would […]

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Majette_Shawn

Exploitation of the Elderly

By on December 22, 2011

This article strives to identify a manageable bit of a broad topic: the presumption of fraud in typical civil cases arising from criminal prosecution for financial exploitation against the elderly. Following is a way of approaching the most typical case of “financial exploitation of the elderly” from the perspective of an elderly mother (Mom), and […]

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Estate Planning for Boomers in 2010

By on October 23, 2010

While the need for estate planning, including wills or trusts, for Boomers (of whom I’m a card carrying member) is the same as it is for individuals of all ages, there are a few identifiable trends that seem particularly relevant to Boomers. Blended families. It has become increasingly common in my practice to work with clients […]

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Involuntary Civil Commitment

By on August 23, 2010

Involuntary civil commitment is the only legal proceeding known to my grey hairs by which the state deprives a person of liberty without proof of a criminal act or a civil contempt.1 Fortunately for all of us, and especially your writer, the law has been settled since at least 1975 that “a State cannot constitutionally […]

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